Wildfire Damage Reduced on Prescribe-Burned Areas in New Jersey

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Prescribed burning is now a standard forest-management practice in the Pine Region of southern New Jersey. Reports on prescribed burning have emphasized its value as a silviculiural tool for favoring pine over oak. Yet its value in reducing damage from wildfires--and in making wildfires easier to control--is equally important. Within the last few years there have been some striking examples of this.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, U. S. Forest Service, Upper Darby, Pa.

Publication date: May 1, 1955

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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